Skip to content. This exhibition, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, told the story of the role of the Enola Gay in securing Japanese surrender. It contained several major components of the Enola Gay , the B bomber used in the atomic mission that destroyed Hiroshima, Japan. The components on display included two engines, the vertical stabilizer, an aileron, propellers, and the forward fuselage that contains the bomb bay. A video presentation about the Enola Gay's mission included interviews with the crew before and after the mission including mission pilot Col. Paul Tibbets.
Pilot of Enola Gay Had No Regrets for Hiroshima
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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Watch archive footage of the first nuclear test. But to their mission's critics, the crews that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan were part of a war crime. Three men involved in the attack on Hiroshima told the BBC about their memories of a day that has stayed with them for 60 years. Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk - Navigator Morris "Dick" Jepson - Weapons test officer Dr Harold Agnew - Scientist, on observation plane Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, 84 The day before the mission we sat through briefings on Tinian island where they told us who was assigned to which plane, and we ran through what we were going to do. Mr Van Kirk left has never doubted the bomb's morality About 2pm we were told to get some sleep.
Enola Gay crew 'have no regrets'
He was VanKirk flew nearly 60 bombing missions, but it was a single mission in the Pacific that secured him a place in history. He was 24 years old when he served as navigator on the Enola Gay, the B Superfortress that dropped the first atomic bomb deployed in wartime over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug.
Skip to content. Boeing's B Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II, and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Udvar-Hazy Center. This exhibition was on display in Gallery from June 28, to May 17, The historic Boeing B Enola Gay is shown here just after being restored and re-assembled in